Indigo Dye Workshop

Thursday, 20 February 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Activity Room
Bethany Garner

Bethany's sold out class is back! In this 3 hour workshop discover the magic of indigo dyeing with Bethany Garner. This class is designed to share multiple techniques that delight and stimulate creativity and result in a beautiful collection of hand dyed fabric samples for you to work with after class.

Learn about fabric preparation, stitching, clamping and wrapping techniques. Enjoy instructor led demonstrations and free time to create! The Workshop focuses in on ‘easy to use at home’, studio bucket dyeing methods that everyone can use and take away for further exploration as they develop their new skills.


Indigo Dye Workshop - For the love of Blue!

Instructor: Bethany Garner



* Dye materials included in class fee.

* A comprehensive workshop handout folder is provided.

* 1 M. of 100% Cotton, prepared for dyeing Sample Cloth included.

* Students are welcome to bring their own fabrics/yarns/threads.

* Student may also purchase additional prepared cloth for $10 per metre, cash. (Provided yardage is pre-ordered through the Instructor at at least two days before class)

* Please bring a plastic container to take your wet projects home.


Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West



Bethany Garner has been designing and making quilts since 1976. She is a seasoned contemporary artist, traditional quilter, Restoration Specialist, Quilt Conservator, and is a Professor of Textile Design at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. She has inspired her students to take chances, try new things, and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and at home.

Bethany has been sharing her favourite techniques in the classrooms since 1996, and brings her students a number of mixed-media, and cloth based colouring workshops based on the application of easy to use Procion MX Dyes, acrylic paints, inks, and silk paints for cloth, fibres and threads. Bethany’s courses are technique based, fun and developed to ensure that every student is accepted and feels included, supported and making their way forward on their own creative path.

Bethany served as a member and Board Secretary for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning from 2015 to 2018. She is a Past Co-President of the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners and is a member of the Kingston Fibre and Fabric Cooperative, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild and the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. She is a past president of the Canadian Quilters Association/ACC and was honoured as the CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year in 2011.

Bethany has recently served Studio Art Quilt Associates, an International Art Quilts organization with 3400 members worldwide and has served as their Central Canada Regional Representative. Beth was selected as Curator for the first major SAQA Exhibition coming to Canada, and she is active within the Surface Design Association. She also enjoys her active membership with both the Kingston Fibre Artists, Quinte Fibre Artists and CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists groups in Ontario. She exhibits her work across Canada and the US, often in gallery settings and with group/Association exhibitions.

Her work is in private and corporate collections across Canada and the US. She enjoys sharing her work in group and solo exhibitions when opportunities present.

Bethany travels and teaches for Quilt Guilds, shops and women's groups by invitation. She is the Owner and Managing Co-ordinator for the FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series which has brought the very best of the best Fibre Arts Educators to Canada since 1979.


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